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      A Few Simple Rules   05/22/2017

      Sailing Anarchy is a very lightly moderated site. This is by design, to afford a more free atmosphere for discussion. There are plenty of sailing forums you can go to where swearing isn't allowed, confrontation is squelched and, and you can have a moderator finger-wag at you for your attitude. SA tries to avoid that and allow for more adult behavior without moderators editing your posts and whacking knuckles with rulers. We don't have a long list of published "thou shalt nots" either, and this is by design. Too many absolute rules paints us into too many corners. So check the Terms of Service - there IS language there about certain types of behavior that is not permitted. We interpret that lightly and permit a lot of latitude, but we DO reserve the right to take action when something is too extreme to tolerate (too racist, graphic, violent, misogynistic, etc.). Yes, that is subjective, but it allows us discretion. Avoiding a laundry list of rules allows for freedom; don't abuse it. However there ARE a few basic rules that will earn you a suspension, and apparently a brief refresher is in order. 1) Allegations of pedophilia - there is no tolerance for this. So if you make allegations, jokes, innuendo or suggestions about child molestation, child pornography, abuse or inappropriate behavior with minors etc. about someone on this board you will get a time out. This is pretty much automatic; this behavior can have real world effect and is not acceptable. Obviously the subject is not banned when discussion of it is apropos, e.g. talking about an item in the news for instance. But allegations or references directed at or about another poster is verboten. 2) Outing people - providing real world identifiable information about users on the forums who prefer to remain anonymous. Yes, some of us post with our real names - not a problem to use them. However many do NOT, and if you find out someone's name keep it to yourself, first or last. This also goes for other identifying information too - employer information etc. You don't need too many pieces of data to figure out who someone really is these days. Depending on severity you might get anything from a scolding to a suspension - so don't do it. I know it can be confusing sometimes for newcomers, as SA has been around almost twenty years and there are some people that throw their real names around and their current Display Name may not match the name they have out in the public. But if in doubt, you don't want to accidentally out some one so use caution, even if it's a personal friend of yours in real life. 3) Posting While Suspended - If you've earned a timeout (these are fairly rare and hard to get), please observe the suspension. If you create a new account (a "Sock Puppet") and return to the forums to post with it before your suspension is up you WILL get more time added to your original suspension and lose your Socks. This behavior may result a permanent ban, since it shows you have zero respect for the few rules we have and the moderating team that is tasked with supporting them. Check the Terms of Service you agreed to; they apply to the individual agreeing, not the account you created, so don't try to Sea Lawyer us if you get caught. Just don't do it. Those are the three that will almost certainly get you into some trouble. IF YOU SEE SOMEONE DO ONE OF THESE THINGS, please do the following: Refrain from quoting the offending text, it makes the thread cleanup a pain in the rear Press the Report button; it is by far the best way to notify Admins as we will get e-mails. Calling out for Admins in the middle of threads, sending us PM's, etc. - there is no guarantee we will get those in a timely fashion. There are multiple Moderators in multiple time zones around the world, and anyone one of us can handle the Report and all of us will be notified about it. But if you PM one Mod directly and he's off line, the problem will get dealt with much more slowly. Other behaviors that you might want to think twice before doing include: Intentionally disrupting threads and discussions repeatedly. Off topic/content free trolling in threads to disrupt dialog Stalking users around the forums with the intent to disrupt content and discussion Repeated posting of overly graphic or scatological porn content. There are plenty web sites for you to get your freak on, don't do it here. And a brief note to Newbies... No, we will not ban people or censor them for dropping F-bombs on you, using foul language, etc. so please don't report it when one of our members gives you a greeting you may find shocking. We do our best not to censor content here and playing swearword police is not in our job descriptions. Sailing Anarchy is more like a bar than a classroom, so handle it like you would meeting someone a little coarse - don't look for the teacher. Thanks.


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  1. Ugly is as ugly does but I question the mast position in the illustration. When mast placement is located for interior design reasons over sailing balance, the end is near.
  2. Then of course, there are the Chesapeake Bay Log Canoes (but certainly not One Design)
  3. I can dig up my Laser 28 MORC cert if you like.
  4. We did a similar search and found the International 210 Class to be a perfect fit. Interesting, classic keelboat but with excellent performance. Shallow draft (3', 10") for a keelboat and quite light for a 30' boat (2700#). Used boats were available and we have slowly upgraded over 10 years to newer ones. Molds are still available and the Class is investigating a new builder. New, around $30,000 USD for the boat and a bit more for trailer and sails. Not many 30 keelboats available for that price. Excellent used boats available for $10-15K. Good for 2 or 3 crew and don't use the genoa - it ruins the boat. Stick with the blade. The other good choice is the Sonar. Another excellent boat for your purposes is the RS Elite.
  5. How can you tell if coming or going? Don't matter
  6. I was going to say NM--Northern Michigan Sloops. Also, 17s are found on Walloon Lake, just south of Little Traverse Bay. I think the yellow boat in the pic is a 17 because it has a trapeze. I don't believe the NMs have a trapeze, at least they didn't when I sailed on them but the class rules may have changed. In fact, I think this is actually a pic of 17s. Note the sail emblem for sail #30 in the background. Cool. Carl This is a beautiful little boat!
  7. we grabbed hold of the 210 and found it a near perfect fit for our OD keelboat program. One advantage of invigorating an older class is that there are often undervalued boats available if you're willing to do some work.
  8. I'd say that the Foli boats are built the best and have the greatest longevity. Mine is 7313 and though with a few scars, seems adequately fast that the only reason to replace it would be for cosmetics. Stars are generally all well built and a bargain. You couldn't buy a Flying Scot for twice the price. They are actually quite easy to sail once set up well (follow the tuning guides EXACTLY) and very satisfying. Even in the driveway...
  9. Wondered the same thing about a 210 (same rudder skeg type). Would a Soling type rudder detroy the feel of the boat? Make it faster? Slower? It surely would lose the nice tracking of the skeg but Solings seem to do fine. Tacking would be much improved, for sure.
  10. It's been called ACME since the early 90s.... I also can't recall what it was called prior. 30+ yrs of Tequila induced brain-fog..... I'll find some old codger that knows. The ambiance may have been a slight step-up from Pattons. Teddy's (who's a codger???)
  11. Magothy River racing gives you a far nicer race course (usually a W/L, 2 or sometimes 3 times around for a 6-7 mile course) with less of a crowd than Annapolis. About 30 boats altogether - about a 7 boat B fleet. Better slip availability. Racing is structured in 6, 4 week series. Spring River events and Fall/ Frostbite. $100. a year for all entry. Races run by 4 Clubs on the River. Everyone takes a night to RC.
  12. Whatever. Very good sailors and tightly knit group. What it is all about.
  13. Bill, if I'm correct, you might be the "North Coast" guy who came to Annapolis periodically to race and look at Fourteens to drag up there? I had US 966, "Windrustler" and wondered if it ended up there. Casson III ex Pudney boat
  14. Sandbaggers. These are Bull and Bear, all flair, no bilge. It provides a nice place to stack sandbags and crew. These boats developed not all that long after the Civil War, and were fully aware of the value of beam over a narrow waterline.